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"Ring Around the Riddler"
Aired September 21, 1967
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It's the 50th review episode of the podcast! And what a way to celebrate! Frank Gorshin is back as The Riddler! His latest scheme? To become the king of the ring by taking over the boxing world in Gotham...
Yeah, for this they brought Frank Gorshin back? As kids, John and his guest were just excited to see The Riddler, but they are not as loving of this episode now as adults. What's wrong with it? How has their view of it changed and how did it change from one of the earlier versions of the script?
Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
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